Xades shares her new single "Locked in"

Photographer Credits : Carmen Triana


New single "Locked in"


Xades (pronounced shades) is the newest creation of the DJ and curator known mostly under MSJY. Whilst MSJY’s DJ sets are known for their heavy bass drip and bouncy rhythmic darkness, Xades is an ode to the sweet latina soul hidden underneath the tiny powerhouse bouncing behind the booth. Whilst it is certainly new to hear the voice behind the sound, MSJY has been spreading her music all over the world for more than 8 years.

By using it as a portal to connect to people and interact with her surroundings, she enjoys exploring its various soundscapes with a sharp mind, sensitive ear and dedicated heart. The Dekmantel affiliated selector as well as a former resident at Amsterdam‘s De School, Groningen’s OOST and Berlin‘s Griessmuehle is known for thought- and playful sets that dig into bass and breaks adding dashes of her passed influences of trip-hop and IDM. As Xades, Jenny explores her voice and songwriting, extending her tentacles into different genres, serving a vulnerable exploration that transitions smoothly from dub, downtempo electronica and contemporary R&B. Her multiplicitous musical and cultural roots (Brazilian mother, Argentinian father, Swiss passport) seep through all the versatile layers of her sound.

A garage groove with both organic instrumentation and spaced out synths meets post-pandemic lockdown poetry by Berlin-based singer-songwriter Xades. The playful energy of the track pays homage to her multi-genre background.

Thanks to Swiss techno and bass trio Atrice the Caribbean vibe of Xades’ “Locked In” is taken underwater. This deconstructed club remix hits heavy. Glitchy but crystal clear sound design plays with the claustrophobic theme of the original tune. Atrice are Lino Schilling and Pablo Chacon-Pino, two composers, sound designers and artists from Zurich. The pairing creates a truly sonic sensation, one that is set to soar in coming months!


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